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Sarah Mary

Sarah Mary

Sarah Mary

Sarah Marywrote a review of on January 22, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

I bought these pants for Mount Kilimanjaro as well as general winter hiking and snowshoeing. They kept me dry and warm during a hail storm which turned into a snowstorm at 15,000 feet as well as on a very snowy & icy summit day at nearly 20,000 feet.

Although fitted through the hip, these pants fit easily over a pair of Columbia Heat Tech leggings and also over a pair of heavier, climbing weight base leggings; you can cinch at the waist with the built in belt. I do find Arcteryx to run small, so I got a large, and just belted tight. What I liked about these pants was the built in gaiter, which easily hooked onto my boot laces and kept out all of the icy scree. It was roomy enough too that I could wear over my existing gaiters too for the really bad summit weather. I also really liked the side zippers, which were great for ventilation and heat control. There is a good solid pocket, which fit my small digital camera & chapstick.

They dried easily and I was able to just wipe off the mud.

They are packable and I did fit into a stuff stack but my larger sized one, as they do not pack down small due to the gaiter and reinforced inner leg. I found it easier to fold in half and then half again, rather than roll.

I do recommend sizing your current size or even sizing up - as I did find the pant to be a bit fitted in the thigh and quad - especially if wearing a heavier baselayer. I sized up as I was between sizes and I am glad I did as I did not have any issues with mobility.

Have since used on a winter hike and am planning on turning them into my ski pant. Really happy with this purchase and although pricey, they seem like they will last forever. A great all around mountaineering pant!

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Sarah Mary

Sarah Marywrote a review of on November 26, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS JACKET. It is literally the perfect in between of puffy and fleece. Now that I have it, I wonder how I hiked without it for so long. I bought this jacket because I was in need of a good midlayer jacket, mostly for hiking and keeping my core warm while commuting to and from my lifting gym (which is freezing in winter). I have also now added it into my winter running gear and just everyday use. The multiple pockets and hood are lifesavers and it is so versatile, it can work as a midlayer but also as an outer layer & climbing coat.

It is warm enough that I only needed to pair it with a capilene long sleeve tee on a 10miler in the Catskills in 40 degree weather. Easy to take on and off and lightweight enough that I can roll up and shove into my pack. I used it recently hiking on Shawangunk Ridge Trail which had a lot of scrambling and a fall on my part and the jacket does not snag, tear or pill. The drawstring feature is great too, I used it while doing some outside sled work in windy conditions and I had no problems.

Patagonia tends to fit small, but this jacket was true to size. I bought the large because I like to layer under it and I was worried about tightness in the shoulders/lat area but it fits great and I easily could have sized down.

Thank you to gearhead Travis Bivins for the recommendation.

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